Saturday, March 29, 2014

Winterkist Chevron Quilt

This is the oddest sized quilt I have ever made, long and skinny. It only seems appropriate that I should have a long and skinny person hold it up for me. Mr. Romance is standing on a chair with his arms fully stretched and it is just skimming the ground.
winterkist chevron quilt

But it ended up being a fun finish. The appliqued, tumbling gnomes were the perfect addition to make it a fun and not so traditional Christmas quilt.
winterkist chevron quilt
My long arm quilter used a snowflake all-over pattern to quilt it. I knew I wanted snowflakes from the very beginning when starting this quilt. They are probably the only snowflakes we will see in Southern California this Christmas...or ever. SHe used a very pale pink color of Perma Core thread to help give it a little contrast.
winterkist chevron quilt
I have had this fabric for a while and when I saw a tutorial on Amanda Jean's blog I knew it was what I wanted to make with this stack of unconventional Christmas/Winter prints.

winterkist chevron quilt

Winterkist Gnome quilt
The backing is a soft, sketch flannel. I made sure to pre-wash it for shrinkage and to avoid any colors running and bleeding onto the pure white front of the quilt. I used the leftover strips to make a scrappy binding along with the addition of more Kona white. This time I machine stitched the binding with a decorative stitch. #321, on the Bernina, is a cross stitch pattern and looks good on the front and back of the quilt.
winterkist chevron quilt
I can just imagine all the grandkids snuggled under this quilt this Christmas, sitting on the couch, watching Elf, the Movie.
 winterkist chevron quilt
But for now, this quilt will be folded up and put away. I hope I remember to pull it out of the quilt closet in December.
winterkist chevron quilt

One more finish on my Finish-A-Long list. If I work really hard I just might be able to check off all five projects that I put on my list. 

Finish Along 2014

Quilt Stats:
Name: Winterkist Chevron Quilt
Size: 55" x 109"
Fabrics used: 16 fat quarters of winterkist by Monica Solorio, Kona White
Batting: Warm and Natural
Backing: Sketch Flannel in Kiss
quilted with Perma Core Thread by Susie Peterson 


Cindy said...

Looks really good Di. I love Christmas quilts! does this make 13 quilts so far this year?

Susan Snooks said...

This is really pretty Di! And the tumbling snowmen give it a fun finish!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Definitely built for covering up a long row of grandchildren! Lovely xxx

heart of charnwood said...

Fab quilt, and i'm sure you'll remember to get it out of the cupboard when the holiday season rolls around :o)

Katy Cameron said...

Love how this came out :o)

Dianne Neale said...

It's lovely Di - your so far ahead of the game! I have to make a boy baby quilt, and this would be a perfect pattern

Annabella said...

What a fun finish and the perfect shape for a row of gorgeous grandchildren to snuggle under!

Debbie said...

Very fun!

Jenny said...

This quilt is beautiful! Well done :o)